ladybird beetle

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(ˈleɪ diˌbʌg)

any of numerous small, round, often brightly colored and spotted beetles of the family Coccinellidae, feeding chiefly on aphids and other small insects but including several forms that feed on plants.
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Noun1.ladybird beetle - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pestsladybird beetle - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
Adalia bipunctata, two-spotted ladybug - red ladybug with a black spot on each wing
bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis, Mexican bean beetle - introduced into the United States from Mexico; feeds on the foliage of the bean plant
Hippodamia convergens - a variety of ladybug
Rodolia cardinalis, vedalia - native to Australia; introduced elsewhere to control scale insects
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Inuence of six aphid prey species on development and reproduction of a ladybird beetle, Coccinella septempunctata.
J., Biological studies on 7-spot ladybird beetle, Coccinella septempunctata L.
The Common Spotted Ladybird Beetle, Harmonia conformis (Boisduval, 1835), is found throughout eastern Australia, particularly the south-east mainland and Tasmania.
It's available in several cute varieties: Pailou the Panda (a Giant Panda from the Sichuan Province of China); Makemba the Monkey (a Bonobo Ape from the Democratic Republic of the Congo); and Lula the Ladybug (actually, a Ladybird Beetle from California's Yosemite National Park).
Aphid and ladybird beetle abundance depend on the interaction of spatial effects and genotypic diversity.
Pettersson, "The influence of aphid-induced plant volatiles on ladybird beetle searching behavior," Biological Control, vol.
Each ladybird beetle was weighed using a 0.001 g precision scale (FA-2104N, Bioprecisa[TM]) and singly transferred to an arena containing prey.
In 1989, the NINE-SPOTTED LADYBIRD BEETLE (or ladybug) was named New York's state insect.
One of the most voracious predatory insects is the convergent ladybird beetle (Hippodamia convergens), commonly called a "ladybug." This species consumes huge quantities of aphids, scale insects and mites and is sold commercially for agricultural pest control.
While, the data regarding natural enemies' population (Chrysoperla carnea, ladybird beetle and predatory bugs) were also recorded from 25 randomly selected plants per replication at three, five and seven days after application.